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Travel Guides
Maps & Atlases
Wildlife and Flora
History & Politics
People & Culture
Other Books & Novels


Travel Guides
FootPrint Handbook 2009 Namibia
(amazon.com) - USA    (amazon.co.uk) - Europe
provides fantastic coverage of all the national parks and their incredible wildlife, including a 32-page wildlife guide. It includes detailed maps and listings to help you explore and get around, from the Skeleton Coast to Naukluft Park and the world's largest sand dunes. It provides accommodation listings for those with a sense of adventure - from bush camps to B&Bs. It offers great coverage on all the diverse activities on offer, including sandboarding and safaris, ballooning and bush hiking. It features a new lightweight, durable format.

Namibia (Globetrotter Travel Pack)
(amazon.com) - USA    (amazon.co.uk) - Europe
Provides a visitor with an invaluable introduction to Namibia by concisely highlighting the region's 'must see' areas in a practical and user-friendly format, thus encouraging the tourist to make the most of his/her available time. All the essential information you need to get around an unfamiliar region is compacted into useful and practical 'At-a-Glance' sections at the end of each chapter. The fold-out map of Namibia is ideal for tourists and visitors. In addition to the main map of Namibia, which highlights scenic routes, it features 3 detailed area maps and 5 town plans.

Namibia (Footprint Travel Guide S.)
(amazon.com) - USA   (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
by Lizzie Williams
Includes Highlights map showing the best sights. Helps you stay ahead of the game in Namibia's national parks. Includes 32 pages of brilliant colour wildlife photography. Adventure tourism for incorrigible adrenaline junkies and relaxed ambiers alike

Lonely Planet: Namibia ((25 January, 2002)
(amazon.com) - USA   (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
by Deanna Swaney
A new released travel guide to the African state of Namibia. It explores the dunes, the ghost towns and the shipwrecks of the southern coast. Hiking opportunities are detailed and the wildlife section zeros in on Namibia's varied fauna. There are tips on overland travel through Zambia to Victoria Falls.

Namibia: The Bradt Travel Guide
(amazon.com) - USA   (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
by Chris McIntyre
The Bradt Guide has great detail about Namibia. It presents a comprehensive review with some recently updated information. It is the kind of guide that one would bring in touring the country. Good information about the sites and places to stay, as well as good detailed local maps make this a useful guide, particularly for those not traveling on an organized tour.

Namibia - Culture Smart!: a quick guide to customs and culture
(amazon.com) - USA   (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
(Paperback) by Sharri Whiting (Author)
provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues.

Adventuring in Southern Africa : Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Malawi, Lesotho, and Swaziland (1st Edition)
(amazon.com) - USA   (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
- by Allen Bechky
well researched book and in-depth book that reviews all the parks, animals, flora, and areas of Southern Africa containing all the "need to know" information.

Namibia : The Independent Traveler's Guide
(amazon.com) - USA   (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
by Scott Bradshaw, Lucinda Bradshaw (Contributor)
A comprehensive guide, organized by region, covering all the practical details of travel in Namibia for the adventurous budget or luxury traveler. A basic background on the people and history of the country is provided.  (Booknews, Inc. , March 1, 1995)

Lonely Planet Zimbabwe, Botswana & Namibia (3rd Ed)
(amazon.com) - USA
by Deanna Swaney

Visitors' Guide to Namibia
(amazon.com) - USA
by Willie Olivier, Sandra Oliver
How to Get There, What to See, Where to Stay (Visitors' Guides)

Guide to Namibia
(Maps Worldwide)
Published by BRADT Publications Series Country Guides Paperback
for adventurous travellers who seek new and little known destinations and who value up-to-date information, accuracy and good writing. - colour illustrated

Namibia Handbook
(Maps Worldwide)
Published by Footprint Handbooks Series Footprint Handbooks Hardback
contains practical information to get around and explore Namibia, a wild and uninhabited area of southern Africa. It has been written by a team of Africa enthusiasts who have lived, worked and studied in Namibia for several years. The coverage of the guide is broadly-based encompassing both the widely-spread, established sights such as the Etosha game reserve in the north and the Fish River Canyon in the south, as well as many less well-known areas of interest.; It include details on how to get around the Etosha game reserve; background information on culture, history and the German colonial legacy on the Atlantic coast; information on how to hike the 6-day Fish River Canyon trial; what to take and what to leave behind; and how to explore and understand the Namib-Naukluft desert - an area of grandeur and fascination.

This is Namibia
(Maps Worldwide)
Published by Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd Series This Is... Hardback
a photographic journey through Namibia, with captions providing information on the areas depicted. A profile of the country appears in the introduction with concise text describing Namibia's regions, people, towns, wilderness areas, historical background and government and economy.


Maps & Atlases

Globetrotter Road Atlas of Namibia
(Maps Worldwide)
Published by New Holland Publishers (U Series Globetrotter Travel Atlases
part of a series of practical road atlases featuring precise cartographic information incorporating all the visitor may need to know. The text is complemented by detailed maps which highlight scenic routes, national parks, and places of interest. Important areas and popular visitor destinations are enlarged for easy identifacation and accompanied by colour photographs, climate tables and distance charts.

Globetrotter Travel Map of Namibia
(Maps Worldwide)
Published by New Holland Publishers (U Series Globetrotter Travel Maps Sheet map
A map of Namibia which caters specifically for the needs of tourists and visitors. Special features include: nature reserves, parks and places of interest; highlighted scenic routes; town maps of major tourist centres, including hotels; and legends in English, French and German

Namibia
(Maps Worldwide)
Published by Map Studio Series Eazimaps Sheet map
Designed with the tourist in mind, this map of Namibia covers cities and towns, places of interest, border control posts, and district road numbers.

Namibia International Travel Maps
(Maps Worldwide)
Published by ITMB Publishing Ltd Series Africa Sheet map English text
Publishing specialise in areas that are interesting, exotic and off the beaten track - light, practical and should be invaluable for the backpacker, traveller or tourist.

Namibia
(Maps Worldwide)
Published by Freytag & Berndt Maps Series International Road Maps Sheet map
High quality road maps with place name index. Index is in several languages.

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Wildlife & Flora

Sands of Silence : On Safari in Namibia
(amazon.com) - USA   (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
by Peter Hathaway Capstick

Sand and Fog : Adventures in Southern Africa
(amazon.com) - USA
by Jim Brandenburg, Joann Bren Guernsey (Editor)
The animals, people, and starkly beautiful landscape of the mysterious Namib Desert are captured in stunning photographs.

Life Strategies of Succulents in Deserts : With Special Reference to the Namib Desert (Cambridge Studies in Ecology)
(amazon.com) - USA
by Dieter J. Von Willert, Benno M. Eller
Much previously unpublished data on the physiological ecology of the succulent flora of southern Africa is presented--the results of more than ten years' work by the authors, both in the field and the laboratory. This new information forms the basis for a better understanding of the water relations and carbon balance of succulents during short and long term drought and leads the authors to a new definition of succulence as a tool for the temporary storage of water, essential for the conservation of physiological performance during times of drought.

A Photographic Guide to Birds of Namibia
(amazon.co.uk)- Europe
by I. Sinclair


History & Politics

Country Review, Namibia 1999/2000
(amazon.com) - USA
by Robert C. Kelly (Editor), Debra Ewing (Editor), Stanton Doyle (Editor), Denise Youngblood (Editor)
concise, up-to-date sources for political and economic information

Allies in Apartheid : Western Capitalism in Occupied Namibia
(amazon.com) - USA
by Allan D. Cooper (Editor

The Colonising Camera : Photographs in the Making of Namibian History
(amazon.com) - USA     (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
by Wolfram Hartmann (Editor), Jeremy Silvester (Editor), Patricia Hayes (Editor)
The core of the book is an exhibition of colonial photographs from Namibia, dating from the onset of South African colonial rule. The exhibition is accompanied by commentaries which explore the intertwined themes of photography and colonialism.

Land Filled With Flies : A Political Economy of the Kalahari
(amazon.com) - USA     (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
by Edwin N. Wilmsen


People & Culture

Heat, Dust & Dreams (Namibia)
(Maps Worldwide)   (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
Revealing the diverse and beautiful landscape of Namibia, this book is an exploration of people and environment in the Kumene region. Photographs and text illustrate the flora and fauna, as well as the history and culture of the native peoples. An Exploration of People and Environment in Kaokoland and Damaraland (Namibia)

Herero Heroes : A Socio-Political History of the Herero of Namibia, 1890-1923
(amazon.com) - USA   (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
by Jan-Bart Gewald
This text describes the manner in which the Herero of Namibia struggled to maintain control over their own freedom in the face of advancing German colonial control. The Herero-German war led to the destruction of Herero society in all of its pre-war facets. Yet Herero society re- emerged, re-organizing itself around the structures and beliefs of the German colonial army and Rhenish missionary activity

Namibia (Enchantment of the World)
(amazon.com) - USA
by Jason Laure
Reading level: Ages 9-12 School

Katutura : A Place Where We Stay
(amazon.com) - USA     (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
Life in a Post-Apartheid Township in Namibia (Monographs in International Studies. Africa Series, No 65)
by Wade C. Pendleton

Fertility, Mortality and Migration in Subsaharan Africa : The Case of Ovamboland in North Namibia, 1925-90

(amazon.com) - USA   (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
by Veijo Notkola, Harri Siiskonen


Pastoral Nomads of the Central Namib Desert - The People History Forgot
(amazon.com) - USA
by John Kinahan

Beyond Inequalities: Women in Namibia
(amazon.co.uk)- Europe
by Eunice M. Iipinge, Debie LeBeau


Other Books & Novels

Places in the Sand
(amazon.com) - USA   (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
by Margaret Courtney-Clarke (Photographer)
A stunning book of photographs taken in Sossusvlei, Namibia. Having travelled and photographed the same dunes as in the book, I can only offer my highest praises to this very talented photographer. If you have ever wondered why somebody would travel to Namibia to see sand dunes, this book will answer your questions!!  (toddblake@mindspring.com from California , June 3, 1999)

Cry of the Kalahari
(amazon.com) - USA
by Mark Owens, Delia Owens (Contributor), Delia Cwens

The Lost World of the Kalahari
(amazon.com) - USA   (amazon.co.uk)- Europe
by Laurens Van Der Post, Laurens Vanderpost

The Kalahari Environment
(amazon.com) - USA
by David S.G. Thomas, Paul A. Shaw
provides an integrated, thorough and up-to-date review of the nature and development of the Kalahari, one of the world's largest inland desert regions; an environment of great ecological and geomorphological diversity. Its complex climatic and geological history and its long association with human societies attempting to utilize its natural resources are aspects of increasing scientific interest. The book has evolved from the authors' own research in the Kalahari and attempts to provide explanations and answers to some of the many questions raised about this region.


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